Birthday Blast & More

Today I’ll be sharing with you the projects and Make ‘n Takes that I made for my FREE Sale-a-bration Celebration Event that was held earlier this month for those who qualified during Sale-a-bration. I had a lot of fun pampering everyone – after all I couldn’t do this without each and everyone of you!

Here is my classroom all set up and ready to go.

Everyone had a spot with their treats and projects ready for them.

I made these cute little name tags using the Cool Treats stamp set (142982) so they could find their spot.

And everyone received these cute little post it note easel holders using the retiring Papillon Potpourri stamp set (132058/123759), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526) and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies (141497).

I had a lot of fun making these post it note easel holders. (I’ll miss this stamp set with it’s coordinating punches it has been one of my go to sets. So many uses!) I found these sticky notes for them once again at Target – don’t you love their dollar spot? If you missed it and would like to learn how to make these holders I have a quick Video Tutorial HERE.

I also made these little chocolate holders using the retiring Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper (141630).

It was sooo easy to whip up a batch of these. And after all who doesn’t enjoy a little chocolate?

I simply cut the Designer Series Paper into 3″ x 6″ strips, added a bit of Snail across the top and then folded them in half. Stamp my sentiment from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set (140273) and used the Triple Banner Punch to create the flag. Then I tied some Baker’s Twine in different colors around the top and slipped in a Ghiradelli Chocolate. Yep! That quick and easy!!!

And what did we make? 6 cards!  This first card got my daughter’s seal of approval so I had to include it. LOL! It uses the Birthday Blast stamp set (142854/142866).

This second card uses the retiring Playful Palette Designer Series Paper (141657) and the Grateful Bunch stamp set (140691) along with it coordinating Blossom Punch (140612).

And this final card uses the retiring Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142823) and Balloon Adventures stamp set (142823) from the Occasions Catalog. It’s got such great sentiments in the set.

There is still time to these wonderful retiring products, but it is while supplies last now. You can find them in my Online Store.

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How Do You Get a 2017 Annual Catalog?

Are you a frequent customer of mine? You’ll be the first to receive yours – It’s simple attend one of my events or attend my Catalog Kickoff on June 3rd to pick up your copy.

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Stamping, gifts, games, and prizes…. Oh, my!

Monday night I held a Special Event for everyone who earned their spot during Sale-a-bration. And everyone who earn a spot for my Sale-a-bration Celebration was able to bring a friend if they chose to. After all, what’s better than stamping with friends!

Here is the room ready and waiting for everyone to arrive.

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My friend, Susan showed me how to make these darling little tea cups filled with Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses on Sunday afternoon and I couldn’t resist making them for this event.

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Darling, right? Everyone who attended found one of these sweet tea cups at their seats.

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I also made these special little bags for those that earned a spot to put their projects in. Each bag had their name hanging from clothes pins. It was sooo easy since these bags were one of our past Paper Pumpkin Kits called In the Bag. I just love how everything is in the box!

And another special treat for those that earned a spot.

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And of course there were a few goodies to eat too.

Here are a couple of photos of everyone working on their make ‘n takes. Everyone who attended was able to stamp four cards.

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And we had to have games and prizes, right? So we played Name that Color. Everyone did great – have you ever tried to name all the colors?

Everyone was also able to earn tickets for the 3 door prizes. They chose what bucket to put their tickets into based on which item they wanted to win. Here is Genie with the “Grand Prize” a Hooray It’s Your Day Project Kit (139166) from the Occasions Catalog!

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Thank you Melanie for drawing the winners for me!

Want to see the projects we made? Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing the cards with you.

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Wondering How to Get your copy or the  NEW 2015 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog?

It’s easy:

  • Attend a Sneak Peek Event in May  (Click HERE to see my Calendar of Events)
  • Are you a frequent customer of mine? (You’ll be the first to get one – sometime mid to late May)
  • Are you a Club Member? Then you’ll also get one free
  • Haven’t ordered from me in a while or are new? Place an order with me during the month of May. (If you order Online make sure your profile information is up to date and you’ve allowed me to contact you.) 

And thanks for shopping with me and choosing me as your demonstrator!

Get the NEW Catalog & choose Sneak Peek items with the Starter Kit

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Celebrate with Sale-a-bration!

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Earn your spot In May!

Come to a very special event where I will spoil you!

Stamping make ‘n takes, gifts, games, prizes and more!


FREE – You can only EARN your way in! 

  1. Host a Sale-a-bration workshop or Private Class (Hostesses Earn $25 MORE for FREE!* must be minimum $250 in sales)
  2. Spend at least $150 during the months of Sale-a-bration (January, February and March)
  3. Purchase the Starter Kit (Get 2 FREE Sale-bration choices! Or a Project kit!)


Monday, May 4th  (If you qualify and can’t attend, I will give you the make ‘n takes and pillow gifts that will be passed out!)

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Sale-a-bration Saturday Free Event

Today’s post is a quick one since I want to spend some time in my studio stamping – after all you want to see some new projects and video tutorials, right?

So here’s the latest news I wanted to share with you – along with a quick recap of all the great news from Leadership.

I’ll be holding a FREE Sale-a-bration Saturday Event to kick off Sale-a-bration and you’re all invited to come! It will be a lot of fun, so why not bring a new friend to introduce to stamping?

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My events like this are a great way to share your love of paper crafting with friends who may not already know about stamping. And it’s a great way to spend some girl time together having fun, right?

Click HERE to see my flyer with details

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Paper Pumpkin News

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Our Paper Pumpkin will be getting a make over starting with this February’s Kit.  The Paper Pumpkin Kit will be including 8 cards instead of the 4 in the past – so there will be a lot more in the box so it will be a  better value than ever too!

And for those of you who like our Photopolymer Stamps you’re in for a treat – some of our kits will include Photopolymer stamps – so now you’ll get both our clear mount rubber stamps and photopolymer stamps! How cool is that?

And if you are a brand new subscriber you’ll received the Welcome Kit (shown above) with a set of FREE Markers during this special offer  (this offer ends on February 10th, 20141).

Click HERE to sign up today!

If you’ve subscribed before and want to rejoin just Click HERE and sign in to update your account.

Remember, you can cancel or change your Paper Pumpkin subscription at any time.


Leadership 2014 FREE Convention

Anyone who joins my TEAM  now thru Stampin’ Up!’s upcoming convention registration can go to Convention for FREE!

Join during Sale-a-Bration, January 28th – March 31st, for only  $99 and get to choose $150 in merchandise to create your kit! That is an extra $25 in product, just for joining and shipping is free. Click HERE for more information on joining my TEAM. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at [email protected] or would like to talk to me about this opportunity.

New Blendabilities coming soon

Whoo hoo! Stampin’ Up! will be introducing a new line of markers, Blendabilities – these markers should be available before the end of the first quarter (March 31st). Each set of markers will include 3 alcohol based markers that will come in a light, medium, and dark tone.

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In addition to the colors shown, there will be a skin tone color along with an “oops” marker. These markers will NOT replace our Stampin’ Write Markers; they are Alcohol based markers.

Stampin’ Up! will also be introducing a black stamp pad that works with our alcohol based markers.

I’ll be announcing more information about a Blendabilities Club as soon as I get more information. You can put your name on the Blendabilities Club list now to hold your spot – since I expect spots to fill up quickly.

NEW Personalized Photopolymer Circle Stamps

Coming January 28th these new Photopolymer “Circle” stamps will be perfect for personalizing for special events such as weddings, showers, and to use as gifts. You’re going to love these stamps for address labels too – I can’t wait for you to see them!

Photopolymer Stamp Changes

Also, announced Stampin’ Up! will start making the photopolymer stamps in the Kanab Utah plant beginning mid year. And just like all our other stamps they will begin to package them in clear mount cases – whoo hoo! Even better, they’ll be scented so they’ll smell good too. (That’s right – I know you’re thinking how we all love to sniff that StazOn pad when we open it!) LOL

Hopefully I’ve not missed anything, but don’t worry I’ll be posting the information on my blog and in my Newsletters as we get closer to the launch dates of these new products.

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Just Thinking Tutorial

Want to see what we did at my FREE Sale-a-bration Celebration Event? This past Sunday I was able to share the NEW Spring Catalog products and some of the things I brought back with me from Stampin’ Up! Leadership in Orlando.  What fun everyone had together – it’s one of my favorite parts of stamping.

First here are some pictures of my classroom and some of the displays.

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Of course there has to be chocolate – after all what would be stamping without chocolate?

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Everyone seemed to have a great time with the two cards they were able to make.

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Here is my favorite card that I created for the event using the Just Thinking Stamp from the Spring Catalog. Just Thinking was one of the stamps I just knew I wanted when I saw the Spring Catalog the first time!

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Since not everyone was able to come I thought I would share with you a tutorial on how my Just Thinking card was made, along with my very first video tutorial showing you how to use our Core’dinations Card Stock. I just love the Core’dinations Card Stock and think you will too – it’s a lot of fun to work with and very versatile. Better yet you’ll find three Core’dination Card Stock color choices Pool Party (item 129321), Primrose Petals (item 129322), and Real Red (item 129320) in the Spring Catalog on page 12.

Just Thinking Tutorial

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Raspberry Ripple Card Stock (item 126842 $6.95): 4 ¼” x 11″; scored at 5 ½” and folded

Primrose Petals Core’dinations Card Stock (item 129322 $6.95): 4″ x 5 1/4″

Very Vanilla Card Stock (item 101650 $8.50): 8 1/2″ x 3 ½”

5/8″ Very Vanilla Seam Binding (item 120999 $6.96): 20″

Honeycomb Embossing Folder (item 129378 $7.95)

Stampin’ Sanding Block (item 129367 $3.95)

Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies (item 129021 $26.96)

2 ½” Circle Punch (item 120906 $16.95)

Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (item 110755 $3.95)

Dimensionals (item 104430 $3.95)


1. Prepare your Core’dinations Card Stock Layer as shown in the video.

2. Adhere the Primrose Petals Core’dinations Card Stock to your card front using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. (I like to use this adhesive on anything that has a heavy texture.)

3. Stamp two images onto Very Vanilla Card Stock using Raspberry Ripple Classic Ink.Just Thinking Tutorial

4.  Using the Window Frame Framelits Die and Big Shot cut out one of the images.

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5. Adhere to the card front.

6. Punch the sentiment out of the second stamped image using the 2 ½” Circle Punch.

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7. Adhere to the card front using Dimensionals.

8. Loop ribbon around the card front and tie into a bow. Trim ends.

That’s it – now you can send your card to someone you’re thinking about.

You can click here to download a PDF of my Justing Thinking Tutorial

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You’re Invited to My FREE Event!

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Come join me as I start my 5th year as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during my FREE Sale-a-bration Celebration Event!

There will be food, fun and great company. You’ll get to make a FREE project or maybe two using our NEW Spring Catalog products along with seeing great samples. And of course what celebration would be complete without prizes?

Date: Sunday, January 20th

Time: 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Where: Jini’s Classroom in Clarkesville (contact me for directions)

Be sure to RSVP – I need to have a guest count to prepare projects and prizes! Drop me an email to [email protected] or call me at 706 754-7124 with your RSVP today!

Bring a NEW stamping friend and each of you’ll receive a special surprise!

Click HERE to see my flyer with all the details